In the Spotlight: Dec. 14, 2018

Kudos to these faculty and staff

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  • Criminology senior lecturer Brooke de Heer, associate chair and criminology professor Lynn Jones and Victim Witness Services for Coconino County received $15,000 for their project “Supporting Rural, Remote, and Underserved Survivors: The Need for Mobile Victim Advocacy Units” from the Center for Victim Research’s Research-to-Practice Fellowship. The project works with victim advocates to increase their abilities to serve rural, remote and underserved survivors of crime and trauma, with a focus on Native American survivors off the reservation.
  • Sara Olson, the assistant director of residence life, was recognized for being an advocate for students in the Arizona Daily Sun 20 Under 40. Besides her role at NAU, Olson was recognized for her involvement in the community, including being part of the Flagstaff Community Band, where she plays the trumpet and is the vice chair, being a running buddy for Girls on the Run and member on their advisory board and being on the board of directors for the Flagstaff Leadership Program.
  • Cassie Petit, the assistant director of learning and organizational development in Human Resources, was recognized for her dedication to NAU and Flagstaff in the Arizona Daily Sun 20 Under 40. Petit is a member of NAU’s Service for Professional Advisory Council and with her leadership, the council adopted the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) and participated in clothing and food drives
Tallie Valverde